Commentary for Psalms 20

This psalm is a prayer for the kings of Israel, but with relation to Christ.

- Even the greatest of men may be much in trouble. Neither the crown on the king's head, nor the grace in his heart, would make him free from trouble. Even the greatest of men must be much in prayer. Let none expect benefit by the prayers of the church, or their friends, who are capable of praying for themselves, yet neglect it. Pray that God would protect his person, and preserve his life. That God would enable him to go on in his undertakings for the public good. We may know that God accepts our spiritual sacrifices, if by his Spirit he kindles in our souls a holy fire of piety and love to God. Also, that the Lord would crown his enterprises with success. Our first step to victory in spiritual warfare is to trust only in the mercy and grace of God; all who trust in themselves will soon be cast down. Believers triumph in God, and his revelation of himself to them, by which they distinguish themselves from those that live without God in the world. Those who make God and his name their praise, may make God and his name their trust. This was the case when the pride and power of Jewish unbelief, and pagan idolatry, fell before the sermons and lives of the humble believers in Jesus. This is the case in every conflict with our spiritual enemies, when we engage them in the name, the spirit, and the power of Christ; and this will be the case at the last day, when the world, with the prince of it, shall be brought down and fall; but believers, risen-from the dead, through the resurrection of the Lord, shall stand, and sing his praises in heaven. In Christ's salvation let us rejoice; and set up our banners in the name of the Lord our God, assured that by the saving strength of his right hand we shall be conquerors over every enemy.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 20

  • ClassyMama on Psalms 20
    This scripture was given and it truly speaks in this time !
  • Bogie - in Reply on Psalms 20
    I just received this verse in a strange way, I was trying to communicate with the spirits of those whom fell victim to the coronavirus, using a ghostbox, a radio that scans through the stations at a fast sweep, I recieved a voice saying "VERSE 20" I just knew they were referring to a verse in the bible, I asked what book, i then heard PSALMS, and again VERSE 20
    I looked it up and it blew me away, I read it aloud, and prayed that our God and Lord strip this world of the virus, to wake up to a cure, vaccine, or even better a Miracle of everyone being stripped of the virus at once.
    I trust that he heard me calling
  • Angela - in Reply on Psalms 20
    I started a paranormal group with my brother years ago. I know there are spirits loose on this earth. I have been on many investigations in many different places. It is unbelievable what I have seen, heard, witnessed, & even have felt! I have loved Jesus since I was a small child. Things started happening to me & I felt & heard unexplainable things as a child. My brother witnessed it. So, it made us both curious to seek to find answers. But, after reading in the bible that God is disgusted by people trying to talk to spirits, I stopped completely! Now I wonder if it was the devil, or his demons just playing with us! When I read about the box you have, & what you heard, it was shocking to me
  • Bogie - in Reply on Psalms 20
    I'm talking about for an hour straight this preacher went on talking about that. Since that day I have had zero fear, but 100% trust in the lord. I do not go to haunted places, have on occasion.. but 90% of what I do is from home, always with 100% respect, in the name of Jesus rebuking those that are negative, malicious, evil and only welcome children from God, the spirits of those that once lived here as I am and have passed. I believe that SOME fear going into the light, maybe they did not live right, maybe they did wrong. I believe, have felt, and have been told by spirits that I have moved them into the light. I truly do believe that Gods Angels protect me. I pray i'm not wrong
  • Jose J - in Reply on Psalms 20
    Most of this World has been given up to the host of heaven.

    I have a question about YAHUWEH and YAHUSHUA.

    The original scriptures were changed by the Scripes after Babylonian captivity
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Psalms 20
    Jose,To imply that we do not have God's revelation,but instead a corruption of text,is to diminish the power of God to maintain his word.God is not and has never been"long ago and far away",and has revealed who would lie about him and his word.Just like salvation, either you have it now or you don't.Uncertainties about God's word, are most often uncertainties about God himself as Savior.
  • Jose J - in Reply on Psalms 20
    Thank you.

    All praise, glory and honour to our Almighty Father and His begotten Son Jesus our Saviour.

    Only through Him shall we come to our Father.

    Alleluia alleluia alleluia
  • Mickey to Bogie - in Reply on Psalms 20
    With the Holy Spirit, from the rafters to the basement; go through everything you have. If He says get rid of it, do it no matter the value of the object. Books, pictures; BURN. Acts 19:19. Those aren't friendly spirits...they are Jesus hating Demons. If they can't be inside you , they will inhabit where they legally have a right. You have some kind of idols, dark music, tshirts, etc. Go back to a Christian church. You need the covering.

    Since no one in here believes me, then believe Jeff Fenholt who was lead singer of Black Sabbath. Find his testimony: maybe YouTube or his ministry website Same stuff happened to him.

    Everybody else, get RID of horoscope paraphernalia asap. Demons love it
  • Bogie - in Reply on Psalms 20
    Angela,I also have loved God since a child, going to church with my grandmother. Over the years I have not went to church as an adult very often. I do pray almost every night and feel that I have God in my heart. I could be WAY OFF but I honestly feel like It was one of my callings, to reach out to spirits. I also know that it can be dangerous. Once I got scared cause I took a selfie, and in the shower glass door behind me was a face that looked like it had horns. Str8 up looked like the devil. I went to church and the sermon was straight to me, saying things like "i know you may be scared, that the devil is trying to scare you off from doing gods work, but don't stop, have trust in the lord
  • Daniel on Psalms 20
    Psalm 20 indeed is a blessing. It shows that the LORD will never fail to answer in the days of our troubles. And how he will defend us from the attacks of the devil. To God be all the praise.


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